Many people in the United States support wars of liberation, which are basically wars meant to dethrone unsavory dictators and kickstart democracies in the countries they were ruling over. While there are strong arguments for such wars of liberation, there are also significant downsides to war. On the other hand, a policy of allowing substantially freer migration for people hailing from tyrannical regimes (see exit and competitive government and emigration: escaping communism) avoids most of the downsides while still preserving some upside.
Related Open Borders blog tag: Wars of liberation (clicking the link will take you to a page containing the full contents of the Open Borders posts from the list below, not the posts on other sites).
- We Want to Free You . . . but Just Don’t Come Here by Jacob G. Hornberger in 2003 for the Future of Freedom Foundation website.
- Wars of liberation versus open borders by Vipul Naik, August 18, 2012, on the Open Borders blog.
- How Not to Be a Pacifist by Bryan Caplan, August 17, 2012, at EconLog.
- The Iraq War and open borders by Nathan Smith, March 21, 2013, on the Open Borders blog.
- Taking our humanitarian impulses seriously by Paul Crider, August 30, 2012, on the Open Borders blog.
- America Can Aid Syrians Without Military Intervention by Alex Nowrasteh, September 19, 2013, on the Open Boders blog (originally published in the Huffington Post).
- Open borders and liberal interventionism by Nathan Smith (forthcoming) on the Open Borders blog.